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Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?

Prop 39 will be discussed in numerous sessions at the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit. We recently had a chance to talk to one of our speakers about her session and her perspective on the state of Prop 39 implementation. Christine Marez, Director, Energy for Cumming will moderate a session in which three districts Read more about Video: How is Prop 39 Implementation Going?[…]

Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel

While there’s no question that gravel has a place in water-efficient landscape design, over-reliance on this material can produce results that fall short of what school officials, parents, community members and students expect from school grounds. Other low-water options exist that can provide habitat, ecosystem services, beauty, learning opportunities and even food. At the 2015 Green California Schools and Read more about Low-Water Landscapes for Schools – Beyond Gravel[…]

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Incentives for Schools

Since 2011, California has accounted for more than 40 percent of all plug-in electric vehicle purchases in the U.S. Whether schools are already thinking about EV infrastructure or not, the vehicle decisions being made by teachers, administrators and parents will increase the need for this to be part of their planning. A newly-added session at the Read more about Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Incentives for Schools[…]

ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training

The next stage in the evolution of energy efficiency is the “Zero Net Energy” building – one that, on an annual basis, produces as much energy as it consumes. ZNE projects will play a big part in California’s efforts to improve the efficiency of existing buildings by 50 percent by 2030. A Pre-Summit training at the Read more about ZNE School Retrofits: Interview and Training[…]

New Video Series: Meet our Speakers

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit offers attendees the chance to hear from inspiring individuals and organizations that are working to help districts create healthy, efficient schools. In this new series of interviews using the Blab platform, we’ll be conducting video chats with some of these groups and people. These will give you a Read more about New Video Series: Meet our Speakers[…]

Green California Summit is Coming Soon!

Greening the Golden State,  v 2.0 | April 26-27 | Green Solutions Expo, April 26. Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento. CA California, home to the world’s fifth largest economy, is recognized nationally and internationally as an environmental leader. The editor in chief emeritus of Bloomberg News recently wrote, “…there is a consensus about the challenges facing Read more about Green California Summit is Coming Soon![…]

California State PTA: Climate Change is a Children’s Issue

Atmospheric CO2 concentration is the highest in human history. Graph: NASA At its annual conference this month, the California State PTA adopted a resolution on climate change and climate change education. The resolution was put forward by the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs and developed with assistance from the National Council for Science Education (NCSE). Minda Berbenco of Read more about California State PTA: Climate Change is a Children’s Issue[…]

UN Secretary General to Pontifical Academy of Sciences:Climate Change is the Defining Issue of Our Time

A shrinking glacier in Alaska: NASA image.   The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is the modern embodiment of the first exclusively scientific academy ever established, the  the Academy of the Lynxes (Accademia dei Lincei). The group was founded in Rome in 1603 and counted Galileo Galilei as a member. The members of the Academy, known Read more about UN Secretary General to Pontifical Academy of Sciences:Climate Change is the Defining Issue of Our Time[…]

New Training Seminar Addresses Water Conservation and Code

A new seminar from Green Technology will examine recent changes in California’s plumbing code relating to greywater, rainwater catchment and on-site water recycling. Landscape irrigation accounts for as much half of residential water use, and greywater systems have the potential to greatly reduce the use of potable water for such purposes, -offering a sustainable strategy Read more about New Training Seminar Addresses Water Conservation and Code[…]